Dr Simon Anderson

Dr Simon Anderson

MB ChB, MD, FRCP

Gastroenterology

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2 specialists

28 years of experience
16 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
5

Top feedback

“I was incredibly fortunate to be referred to Dr Anderson by my GP, he is an expert in his field and incredibly professional. His knowledge in the GI area is second to none, he explained my condition very clearly and reassured me where needed. I want to thank him for all his support during my various consultations and look forward to recommending him to anyone else who has a medical issue in this area. “
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Subspecialty

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3626056
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    Practices worked at

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    638 reviews

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

    280 Kings Road, London, United Kingdom, SW3 5AW
    37 reviews

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    171 reviews

    About

    Dr Simon Anderson is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at London Bridge Hospital, and also practises at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation Trust. At the renowned London Bridge Hospital, Dr Anderson and his team carry out consultations, diagnosis and treatment of digestive and stomach diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Crohn’s disease.

    Dr Anderson graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1990. He then underwent higher specialist training at King's College Hospital (Liver Diseases and Intensive Care) and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital (Gastroenterology) in London. He was awarded a Wellcome Institute Research Fellowship and went on to conduct full-time research at St Thomas' Hospital. He was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of London in 2004. He was appointed Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust in 2006 where he leads an acute general medicine firm.

    His interests include all therapeutic endoscopy, colonoscopy and balloon enteroscopy, wireless capsule endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). His research interests include techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of small-intestinal disease and ulcerative colitis. He is a lead investigator in a trial of the role of exercise in Crohn's disease and is a co-investigator into the genetics of IBD.

    Patient testimonials highlight Dr Anderson's caring but professional approach with patients. He is also heavily involved in teaching the next generation of doctors, passing on his medical training and skills.

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    Medical procedures

    • General gastroenterology
    • Therapeutic endoscopy
    • Capsule endoscopy
    • Wireless capsule endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and colonoscopy
    • Balloon enteroscopy
    • Double balloon enteroscopy 
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    Special interests

    • Gastroenterology
    • Endoscopy 
    • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
    • Crohn's disease
    • Colitis (ulcerative colitis)
    • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) 
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    Education

    • MB ChB - University of Cape Town - 1990 
    • MD - University of London - 2004
    • FRCP
    • Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology
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    Reviews

    5 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
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    Colonoscopy
    15/38
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    8/38
    Endoscopy
    6/38
    Crohn’s Disease
    5/38
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    4/38
    Autoimmune Diseases
    3/38
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    3/38
    Acid Reflux
    2/38
    Capsule Endoscopy
    2/38
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    2/38
    Diarrhoea
    2/38
    Gastroenterology
    2/38
    Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    2/38
    Bloating
    1/38
    Diet Advice
    1/38
    Endoscopic Laser Treatment
    1/38
    Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    1/38
    Gastroparesis
    1/38
    Rectal Bleeding
    1/38
    Stomach / Abdominal Pain
    1/38
    Ulcertative Colitis
    1/38
    microscopic colitis
    1/38
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    I was incredibly fortunate to be referred to Dr Anderson by my GP, he is an expert in his field and incredibly professional. His knowledge in the GI area is second to none, he explained my condition very clearly and reassured me where needed. I want to thank him for all his support during my various consultations and look forward to recommending him to anyone else who has a medical issue in this area.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    Reassuring and precise with a relaxed friendly manner.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Inflammatory Bowel Disease Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    Simon is a thoroughly likeable human being who appears to have a strong grasp of his speciality. His pre-procedure chat was reassuring and informative. During the procedure he was boith deft and thorough - including a good running commentary. Follow up has been excellent so far.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Endoscopy
    very attentive, asked the right questions, made you feel relaxed and had very good bedside manners
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy
    First time I visit a doctor with private insurance , I couldn't have been happier . Clear communication and very helpful , I couldn't recommend it more . After years of pain I have got it sorted straight away
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Capsule Endoscopy
    Dr Anderson is a busy and in demand gastroenterologist and once you chat with him, you realise why. He’s calm, considerate, warm and does what he says he’ll do when he says he’ll do it. I had a positive experience and thankfully a happy outcome after my capsule endoscopy. I’m glad I was under his care.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    A wonderful specialist, kind, informing, reassuring and incredibly knowledgeable
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Bloating
    Excellent care and information provided
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (oesophagus & stomach)
    Always clear, reassuring and thoroughly pleasant. Absolutely first class.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Gastrointestinal Bleeding Endoscopic Laser Treatment Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
    Excellent. There are no other words to decribe him
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Diarrhoea Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Simon Anderson represents the highest professional conduct - he is efficient, deep expert and has a highly empathic approach. Cannot recommend him highly enough - he sets a high bar
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Diet Advice
    Incredibly friendly, warm & welcoming. Asked a lot of questions and felt engaged and empathetic towards my situation. Provided me with confidence that something could be done to help, whilst also giving guidance and making his explanations relatable, something I find incredibly useful. Talked through the reasons for doing the tests he asked for, as well as the possible solutions and remedies we could discuss when we next meet. Also talked through background on some diets that I could look in to as some background research. I've left Dr Anderson feeling positive and uplifted that something can be done to resolve, or at least help manage, the symptoms I currently have.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis) Rectal Bleeding Colonoscopy
    Dr Anderson was an excellent care giver, he explained everything in great detail and was happy to answer any questions I had. On initial consultation he outlined the options to ensure a quick diagnosis and I felt comfortable with his explanation, following diagnosis his course of treatment was highly effective in resolving my issues. I would highly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy
    It was very pleasant and he took enough time to explain and have a little chat. That put me at ease.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    microscopic colitis Colonoscopy Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    I cannot recommend Dr Anderson highly enough. I had to have a colonoscopy ( which I was very apprehensive about ) . Dr Anderson did the procedure and it was not distressing , painful or stressful. He explained very clearly what would happen & I practically skipped out of the hospital afterwards - it had been so easy & calm. Also when Dr Anderson spoke to me during the prior consultation and then afterwards to give me the results , he was very clear , so I understood everything and he has a lovely calm and friendly manner. I pretty much picked Dr Anderson without seeing a review because of his specialism , but I can honestly say I would recommend anyone to choose Dr Anderson
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Endoscopy Gastroparesis
    He was very clear in his explaining of what was going on and provided a level of confidence we were seeing the right person
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ulcertative Colitis
    This year my husband had two great surgeons care for his bowel and liver cancer. However, following on surgery, my husband became so ill, he was unable to stand, eat or function. I quickly returned him to hospital and for 10 days both surgeons tried very hard to diagnose the problem. They then brought in Dr. Anderson, who, within minutes or reviewing the data and looking at my husband, proceeded to suggest a treatment plan, that within a very short time, had my husband on his feet and making progress. My husband has subsequently received infusion treatments for the complaint that Dr. Anderson diagnosed and it has turned his life around. It was a dreadful shock to learn about both cancers and the surgeons have done a great job in getting us through this. However, to then be hit with a major bowel problem, that was reducing my husband's inability to function was an even bigger shock. Dr. Anderson has been an exceptional support to us and his ability to diagnose the problem so quickly and get straight on the right treatment has saved my husband from a very bad place. Dr. Anderson's support service in the role of Arlene McAleese should also be mentioned. Exceptional efficiency, communication and re-assurance on everything from the management of the infusion to the organising of hospitals and appointments. Highly recommend in every aspect.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Crohn’s Disease Colonoscopy
    I've found Dr Anderson happy to explain in some depth the options around my treatment plan & the implications. He and his team are easy to communicate with & get clarifications from. I have confidence in the care I receive from Dr Anderson
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    Dr Anderson is patient, considered, empathetic and thorough, all you would hope in a doctor.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Colonoscopy Crohn’s Disease Autoimmune Diseases
    Very at ease personable and kind mannered. Always listening.
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    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 doctors for:
    2

    Gastroenterology

    Dr Terence Wong
    Dr Terence Wong
    Gastroenterology,Hepatology (Liver Doctor)

    26-10-2020

    I've known Simon for over 20 years, and is an excellent opinion on inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel diseases, and capsule endoscopy. I have been referring patients to Simon on a regular basis, always to good effect

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Crohn’s Disease, Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis), Functional Bowel Disease
    For procedures: Video Consultation, Capsule Endoscopy
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Dr Jason Dunn
    Gastroenterology

    27-09-2020

    Simon is a highly experienced and dedicated gastroenterologist, and has excellent bedside manner. A pleasure to work with, particularly when managing patients with complex small bowel diseases that require endoscopic procedures.

    For specialty: Gastroenterology
    For conditions: Bulimia, Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Headache, MRSA (meticillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus)
    For procedures: Skin Tag Removal, Non-surgical Facial Cosmesis, Open MRI, Tooth Extraction
    Connection: Is a colleague

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